Listen Up! It’s the 2023 Corvette Z06.Jul 21st, 2021
Turn your sound on and feel the hair on the back of your neck raise. Check back this fall for your first look at the next chapter in one of the most storied legacies to ever touch the track and the street: the 2023 Corvette Z06.
We’ve seen—and heard—the upcoming C8 Corvette Z06 testing numerous times, and we’re obsessed with its naturally aspirated flat-plane-crank shriek. Chevy will finally unveil the first of the coming high-performance Vettes this fall, and now the company has shared the first official clip of the Z06’s engine revving and accelerating on the street and track.
The new Corvette Z06 will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 engine, and it has a flat-plane crankshaft like a Ferrari V-8. A detuned version of this engine is found in the C8.R race car. In the Z06, it should rev to between 8500 and 9000 rpm, produce more than 600 horsepower, and pair with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. A flat-plane crank results in a smoother and higher-pitched sound than a cross-plane V-8, which the C8 Corvette Stingray uses.
Although we’ve yet to get our first look at the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06, but as soon as we do, be sure to check back on the Georgetown Chevrolet Blog for all of the latest updates.
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The mid-engine marvel continues to carve its legacy with every push of the ignition. Get behind the wheel and experience the balance of design and performance that puts Corvette, and whoever is driving it, out in front. For 2023, the head-turning presence and performance of Corvette is pushed even further with new available design options, FE2 suspension, Driver Mode Selector Visualization and Wireless Phone Projection.
Post content courtesy of caranddriver.com.